The 36th annual Jerusalem International Arts and Crafts Fair will showcase works by more than 150 artists from Israel and around the world at Sultan's Pool in the Old City on August 15-27.
Known as "Khutzot Hayotzer" in Hebrew and named after the small arts and crafts lane open year-round at the foot of the Old City Walls, the festival will feature two main artist stalls: The Israeli Pavilion, housing works including paintings, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, textiles and weaving by more than 150 of Israel's finest artists; and the International Pavilion, including works by artists from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as a special aboriginal art exhibition from Australia.
The festival will also include an international food fair serving exotic dishes from various countries around the Middle East, as well as various theater, dance and musical performances, including Gidi Gov (August 15), Hadag Nachash (August 21), Mosh Ben Ari (August 22) and Ivri Lider (August 27), among others, at the main stage at Sultan's Pool beginning at 9:30 pm.
"The International Arts and Crafts Fair is one of Jerusalem's most popular festivals," says Haim Gutin, Israel commissioner for Tourism, North and South America. "And in its 36th year, the festival has helped put Jerusalem on the map as one of the world's leading destinations for art and culture."
The festival's Bezalel Compound will include an animation and indie-film presentation alongside artistic works of design, painting, sculpture, pottery, glass, metal, photography and fashion from the famous Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
For more information, visit http://artfair.jerusalem.muni.il
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